Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
So far there has only been one place that I would completely trust with Logan's care but they do not have any availability in their infant program and we've been advised to get on the toddler program waiting list! We're dropping off our registration forms and deposit tomorrow and hope we can get into the toddler program for summer 2009.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
He is teething again (teeth coming in on the top!), has a bad diaper rash and is just getting over a cold. It’s been causing him to wake up in the middle of the night and he’s been pretty grumpy. The diaper rash is pretty rough, I feel bad for him...everytime he goes to the bathroom it bother’s the crap out of him (no pun intended). He seems to be getting better and we’re hoping we get our Logan back this week…we have him on Tempra for the cold & teething and my Dad wrote a prescription for his diaper rash. He’s been REALLY clingy recently….for the most part, when he wakes up at night he just wants his pacifier but a couple times he’s woken up and wouldn’t fall back a sleep unless we were holding him. It’s tough to deal with because he’s been sleeping in his own crib since day 1 then all of a sudden he won’t go to bed unless we’re holding him…and we don’t want him to get used to it or get into that habit. We’re hoping it’s just because he’s sick…mind you, he melts my heart when I go in his room, he reaches for me then when I pick him up, he rests his head on my shoulder and falls back asleep…definitely makes up for the rough times. His hand eye coordination is getting better...he can now eat cheerios on his own, holds his own sippy cup and can feed himself cookies! We have to buy a new car seat because he has already out grown the one that came with the stroller…he’s over 20 lbs now! He is very squirmy and wants to start crawling/walking…I’m thinking within the next month he’ll be crawling.
Day care is anywhere between $1100 to $1700 a month! Muriah is checking out the places….she really wants to go back to work, she can use the break. Like I said, she loves being Mommy but it’s just starting to take it’s toll on her. I’ve mentioned to her a number of times that she needs to get out of the house for her own sanity…and it’s good for Logan too. I’d lose my mind if I was staying in the house all day too! She used to go to a lot of play groups with Logan but I guess there’s just always stuff to do around the new house, she sometimes forgets to take that walk, get some fresh air and exhale for a bit. But man, it’s gonna be hard leaving Logan with a complete stranger…
Other than that, I’m hanging in there. Even though it’s been rough the past 2 weeks, Logan makes up for it in a number of ways. Actually, all he has to do is smile…we’re such suckers LOL
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We had a very busy weekend. We started Saturday morning with Darryl and cute-as-a-button- girlfriend Nadine. Logan was a big flirt and fell in love with Nadine. For a snotty nose baby he was very well behaved and was even called a 'sophisticated baby' by Darryl. LOL
Then off to New Hamburg! Logan was so happy to hang out with his grandparents and it was also his first time eating Cheerios -yummy! While Logan slept over at the Grandparents we celebrated Lee (finally) graduating.
Sunday afternoon we made a stop-over at Great Grandma's on our way home.
Logan was so happy to look and grab all the flowers around Great Grandma's house. And then Monday morning Logan got his fourth tooth in -the top right one.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
" It's hard work being a baby! I'm 7 months and 4 weeks old. Today my third tooth came in -the first one on the top!"
Unfortunately the rashes, poopy diapers, coughing and crying have continued. However Logan is a future male model so when I pull out the camera I can normally get him to stop crying long enough to wipe his nose.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Today Logan woke up from his nap and found himself in a pumpkin patch...and actually stayed in a good mood long enough for a quick photo shoot. Amazing!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
You know you're in Canada when...
We got home before Logan's normal 2pm afternoon nap. Thankful he wasn't still mad about the whole mitten situation but instead was in one of his crazy silly moods...
Friday, October 3, 2008
A lot of prior work has made Logan a good sleeper. He goes to bed around 7:30-8pm and wake up around 6am for his soother and his blanket to be put back around him. Then he sleeps until around 7am. A diaper change and then some play time with daddy before he goes to work!
Before I go to bed I boil water for Logan's bottles the next day and lay out the items for his breakfast. This just makes things go smoother. He gets a Mum Mum biscuit, cereal, a fruit (today was apple sauce), water and then he can top it off with his bottle. I give the bottle last as he is eating more solid foods and now doesn't drink as much from his bottle.
While I get this all ready and make coffee, Logan eats his vegetable flavour Mum Mum. This keeps him busy and the level of morning screaming has significantly gone down. Logan drinks water and apple juice from his sippy cup. I started with giving him water from a 'sippy cup' that just dripped when tilted and then once he got the hang of it, he moved on to the real sippy cup. He is just now trying to drink from it himself. I've tried to give him his formula from the cup but he won't have it. The plan is to give him whole milk later only from the sippy cup to make the transition away from the bottle. We'll see how that works.
After breakfast and his bottle, Logan plays in his jumper while Mommy eats breakfast and watches the morning news...basically I'm waiting for him to do his morning stinky.
Bath time! This is such an easier thing to do now that Logan can pretty much sit by himself. I just need to keep one hand on him at all times. Logan loves grabbing his toys and looking at himself in the mirror -he doesn't really splash around yet, thank goodness!
After bath time I let Logan touch the wind chime his cousin Justin gave us. I'm teaching him the word 'gentle', it seems to be going well..Before he use to grab the chimes and pull, now he knows just to softly hit them. Also, when he's banging his toys and I say 'gentle', he seems to know what it means.
After bath time Logan watches Baby Einstein in our room while I shower, blow dry my hair and change. After a month I figured out that Logan's routine has to accommodate my schedule too -otherwise it's noon and you realize you're still in your pjs and you haven't eatten yet. Logan use to sit in this chair beside the shower with a toy bar and look at his dangling toys, then he started swatting at them, then he started grabbing them, then he started ripping them off and throwing them. Now he sits and plays with toys in his lap and watches 'his show'.
If we're going out this is good time to leave the house because it's almost morning nap time. If we're staying in, it's floor time. Logan now loves his tummy time and is trying to crawl. This week we're learning all about farm animals as we're planning on going to the Markham Fair this weekend. Once he starts complaining, I know he's getting sleepy so it's time to cuddle and read. This book that you 'pet' the farm animals is his current favorite. When he gets restless we play 'hand games'; I count his fingers, we play Open Close (a Filipino favorite, he's not interested in 'Beautiful Eyes' yet LOL) and sing twinkle twinkle. Then I set him down in crib -sleepy but still awake. 11:30
I'm up! Let's play!!
Logan sleeps between an hour to two hours in the morning. During this nap I did a laundry did the dishes, got Logan's lunch and bottle ready, did the prep work for tonight's dinner, made an appointment for a daycare tour next week and checked my e-mail and favorite blogs.
We fit in a bit of playtime before lunch. What a great morning!